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Cheap, cheap cell number portability?

Asked by jaytkay (23390 points ) October 29th, 2010

What’s a cheap way to keep my seldom-used cell number? I am currently spending $39/month.

It’s an AT&T account in the US.

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BarnacleBill's avatar

I had my landline number ported to my cell phone, and did away with my cell phone number altogether.

jerv's avatar

If you find a cheaper contract with another carrier then by law they have to allow you to port your number over. However, I don’t think this applies to prepaid phones, and $39/month is pretty damn cheap for a contract phone service, so your only real option is to try and find a cheaper cell plan.

Maybe AT&T will allow you to keep your number if you switch to a pay-as-you-go plan; it may be pre-paid, but it’s still the same carrier. In fact, it looks like the GoPhone plans allow you to keep your number… though maybe not your old phone.

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